Tina Tintor heard screaming before burning alive in Henry Ruggs crash – as family say they're 'torn apart'

Tina Tinto was burned alive in her 2013 Toyota RAV4 after Henry Ruggs slammed into her vehicle.

She was hit in a rear-end collision on Tuesday and died while still locked inside her car although bystanders and first responders provided several failed attempts to free her.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a public statement on Wednesday that said Ruggs was driving his 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at 3:09am on Tuesday when he struck Tintor's vehicle.

Moments before the crash, he decreased his speed from 156mph to 127mph as he turned onto Rainbow Boulevard.

Tintor’s car burst into flames after the collision and slid more than 570 feet before coming to a stop at the Spring Valley Parkway intersection.

A bystander, Alexander Hart, was nearby standing as a security guard at a condominium and rushed to help, according to the police report.

When he arrived, he said heard screams coming from the Toyota.

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Tina Tintor was still alive, he told the police but he couldn’t pull her out, because she was pinned inside the SUV.

The Toyota “was soon overcome with smoke and heat from flames,” and Hart had to back away, according to the report.

Tintor’s dog, who was in the back seat, also died.

Ruggs refused a sobriety test, the police statement says, but later blood tests were taken at the hospital showing intoxication levels double the allowed amount in Nevada.

His girlfriend Rudy Washington, 23, was also in the car and was rushed to the hospital with major injuries.

Ruggs, a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Rams, attended his first court appearance on Wednesday where he was charged with Tintor's death and reckless driving.

Tintor's family members also attended the court appearance and Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he met them for the first time.

"They're torn apart," he said. "This was a terrible, terrible collision, so they’re mourning their loss. They’re grieving. They’re mad."

The judge set his bail at $150,000 and his next court appearance is November 10.

The Raiders announced they were releasing Ruggs from the team in a statement on Twitter that said, “The Las Vegas Raiders have released WR Henry Ruggs III.”

This is a developing story…

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